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Old 01-29-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Question 2000 Fleetwood American Heritage

We are still shopping for our first MH, and thanks to all of you for answering all these newbie questions! We just came across a 2000 Fleetwood American Heritage that is intriguing and gorgeous on the inside. It's a very different style than any I have seen. It has all white cabinetry, dark wood-looking floors and white leather furniture. The style looks regency-deco modern. It has only one slide but is 45'. I know the parking and national park camping issues that might bring, but what else should we be concerned with, other than the normal checklist? Can you easily switch out the hot water system to an aquahot for endless hot water? Thanks for any and all advice!
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The bigger you are, the more site restrictions you'll run into, but we have always been able to find something in the area we want to visit, it just may not be in a public park.

It would not be easy to switch from forced air to Aqua Hot, and if you could, it would be extremely expensive ($8 to $12k just to buy the unit). You'd have to rip out cabnets to install the heat registers and fans, not to mention all the plumbing you'd have to run, and having to find space for it. While we sure enjoy ours, if looking at a nice "previously loved" rig, I'd not shy away from it because it does not have it.
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Thanks. That's what I needed to know. My DH already "nicht"ed it anyway because it only has one slide. But the inside is really unique and gorgeous!
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We are still shopping for our first MH, and thanks to all of you for answering all these newbie questions! We just came across a 2000 Fleetwood American Heritage that is intriguing and gorgeous on the inside. It's a very different style than any I have seen. It has all white cabinetry, dark wood-looking floors and white leather furniture. The style looks regency-deco modern. It has only one slide but is 45'. I know the parking and national park camping issues that might bring, but what else should we be concerned with, other than the normal checklist? Can you easily switch out the hot water system to an aquahot for endless hot water? Thanks for any and all advice!
FYI, I believe Aquahot is an in-floor radiant heat system, not endless hot water. There are other brands that do "tankless" hot water. You should be able to search them.
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FYI, I believe Aquahot is an in-floor radiant heat system, not endless hot water. There are other brands that do "tankless" hot water. You should be able to search them.
Actually, the AH provides endless hot water and heat. The Heritage is American Coach's top of the line MH. The new models start north of $840k.
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We do not have in-floor heat. That would have been another $75 - 100k for the next model up. We have heat registers in the base boards with fans behind them.
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I would not Nix, the AC just because of the one slide! That coach is one fine ride!
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Actually, the AH provides endless hot water and heat. The Heritage is American Coach's top of the line MH. The new models start north of $840k.
Ah, thanks for clearing that up for me!
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